Innovation and Technology

The World Food Program Uses Innovation to Disrupt Hunger

The World Food Program’s high-tech, groundbreaking projects aim to identify and nurture radical solutions to hunger.

Opinion | Digitization, Technology, and Farming—Who’s Got the Power?

Agriculture has always embraced technology, from ploughs to cell phones. Oliver Moore of Paris-based NGO, ARC 2020, discusses the digitization of agriculture and the power relations between corporates and agroecological farmers.

Celebrating Women in Science: Eight Women Breaking Ground in Agriculture

For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, women working in Integrated Pest Management reflect on the important work they do for food security and the future of women in science.

Technology May Change The Entire Food System For Good and Bad: Refresh

For agriculture and tech experts Ali Lange, Ankita Raturi, Don Bustos, and Tom Vilsack, technology is plotting new horizons for agriculture—as long as certain conditions are met.

Millet and Sorghum are Climate-Smart Grains for Farmers in Chad

Climate-resilient grains like pearl millet and sorghum can help subsistence farmers in Chad enjoy increased crop yields and better self-resilience.

19 Organizations Turning Food Waste Into Food Justice

When we waste food, we miss the opportunity to share food with neighbors in need. These apps are making it easier to recover food waste for food justice in every community.

Bigger Data, Smaller Farms: The Role of Big Data in Sustainable Intensification

Sustainable intensification is one of the areas of agricultural research that is being transformed by Big Data. Through initiatives like the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, researchers are helping farmers create complex accounting systems for their farms and increase productivity while decreasing the environmental impact of farming.

The World Food Program: Fighting Hunger With Blockchain

According to Robert Opp, Director of Innovation and Change Management at WFP, “The exciting part is that these innovations, often developed for more commercially attractive markets, have such potential to improve the lives of those who are furthest behind.”

Toronto Takes on Food Waste: Eight Initiatives Closing the Loop

When Canadian governments lack leadership in fighting food waste, individuals and organizations take charge. Food Tank has compiled a list of eight Toronto-based initiatives finding creative uses for excess food, closing the loop in a wasteful food system.

Europe May Lead the 21st Century Food System—With Needed Innovations

EIT Food is connecting consumers, start-ups, industry partners, innovators, small-to-medium enterprises, and universities across Europe for a future-proof food sector.